Betting on sports is becoming a disease so pervasive that soon we will wake up and talk about it how we talk about the opioid epidemic. Having realized that sports bettors consume more media than regular fans, media companies — from The Associated Press to The Bleacher Report to CBS, FOX, NBC and ESPN have signed deals with companies in the business of betting. And no one is a more prominent supporter than Bill Simmons, the founder of The Ringer, who once said, “Gambling is a part of sports; we may as well accept it.” This in-depth piece by Danny Funt is worth reading

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